This preface describes new features and upgrade considerations in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1).
This preface contains the following topics:
This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (126.96.36.199). It contains the following topics:
There are no new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (188.8.131.52.0).
There are no new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (184.108.40.206.2).
This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (220.127.116.11). It contains the following topics:
The Oracle BI Metadata Web Service provides a Web services interface to call the Oracle BI Server stored procedures. You use these procedures to obtain information about the metadata and to modify the metadata. See Chapter 4, "Using the Oracle Business Intelligence Metadata Web Service".
The Navigate to Siebel CRM action type allows the content designer to add an action that navigates to a view (such as an opportunity) in a Siebel CRM application. This action type allows users to navigate from a dashboard that is embedded in a Siebel CRM application to a record in a view in the CRM application. This action type requires you to perform a security integration between Oracle's Siebel CRM and Oracle BI EE. You must also configure the Action Framework before it is available in Oracle BI EE Presentation Services.
New features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (18.104.22.168) include:
Oracle Business Intelligence includes the following new Web services:
New methods and structures were added to the existing Web services.
See for more information, see Part I, "Using Oracle BI EE Web Services".
The Action Framework provides functionality for creating, managing, and invoking actions. Actions can be included within analyses, dashboards, agents, KPIs, and Scorecard objectives. Actions provide functionality to navigate to related content and invoke operations, functions, or processes in external systems.
The Action Framework must be configured to enable the Actions functionality in Oracle BI Presentation Services. See Part III, "Configuring the Action Framework" for more information.
Refer to the system requirements and certification documentation for information about hardware and software requirements, platforms, databases, and other information. Both of these documents are available on Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
The system requirements document covers information such as hardware and software requirements, minimum disk space and memory requirements, and required system libraries, packages, or patches:
The certification document covers supported installation types, platforms, operating systems, databases, JDKs, and third-party products: